StartLogic Web Hosting Review

StartLogic Review

StartLogic is a good web hosting site that has declined since it made some changes to their control panel. StartLogic still offers three solid, affordable web hosting packages that will meet your hosting needs more often than not. StartLogic’s web hosting packages are loaded with basic features. You're not going to find anything here that you can't find on every other web hosting site. Yet, you can't fault StartLogic for banking on the basics.

StartLogic Hosting Package:

StartLogic offers three different plans: PersonalLogic, ProLogic and Windows Logic. We recommend the PersonalLogic plan because it gives users a good assortment of features and more than enough storage space to get their website started. StartLogic’s ProLogic and WindowsLogic plans confused us because the WindowsLogic plan costs the most but it offers less features. The WindowsLogic plan has supports ASP.NET 2.0/3.0 with AJAX and “includes everything you need to manage a successful website on a Windows 2003 server. You would think the WindowsLogic plan would carry over some of the features available with its slightly less expensive counterpart.

Ease of Use:
The ease of use of StartLogic's services depends on what day you're using them and the conditions of the server. Sometimes you will have an easy time with StartLogic’s software and customer service representatives and other times it's worse than pulling teeth to get anything. The good days with StartLogic’s services far outnumber the bad, but they still exist. That shouldn't scare you away from choosing StartLogic’s service though.

Help & Support:
StartLogic has all the tools there to make for a great customer service section, but they have a hard time delivering. StartLogic’s telephone support can take up an entire afternoon with lengthy periods on hold. Email takes forever to get a response. You will have a hard time getting much out of their live chat support. Using their support ticket system requires 24 hours to get a response, even when you place it as urgent.

Site Creation Tools:
StartLogic offers a website creator by CM4all, 100s of professional web templates and the ability to create and change designs anytime. While we enjoyed using their site builder tool, we didn’t think their professional templates fit in with current web standards. You might succeed where we failed in finding the right template for our website from their selection.

Server Access:
StartLogic offers a password protected FTP manager, but they don't advertise how many additional FTP accounts you can attach to it.

Marketing Tools:
StartLogic optimize your website to rank high in major search engines, but it’s not included with any of their web hosting plans. This web hosting service’s ProLogic and WindowsLogic plans include $25 to $50 Google AdWords, Yahoo!/Bing Search and Facebook Marketing credits along with a free yellowpages.com listing. While these features might seem grand, they don’t give any indication of what you should do to promote your website after these features have run their course.

Reporting and Statistics:
For statistical analysis on this web hosting service, you can use AWStats to analyze your access and error logs. Keep track of how much bandwidth you're using with the bandwidth usage monitor.

Summary:
StartLogic is a solid web hosting service that's worth looking into if you're a patient person. Their system has kinks, but if you can bear with them, you will reap the rewards of an excellent hosting option.

StartLogic Specifications

PersonalLogic
  • 60 GB of Storage
  • 600 GB Transfer
  • Free Setup*
  • Free Site Builder
  • Photo Gallery
  • Free Wordpress Themes
  • Fully Integrated Google Webmaster Tools
  • phpBB
  • Unlimited Email Boxes
  • RatePoint Customer Feedback Platform
The PersonalLogic plan is perfect for beginners yet robust enough for experienced Web professionals. Easy-to-use site-building tools will help you get your site up in no time!
ProLogic
  • 60 GB of Storage
  • 600 GB Transfer
  • Free Setup*
  • Free Site Builder
  • Photo Gallery
  • Free Wordpress Themes
  • Fully Integrated Google Webmaster Tools
  • phpBB
  • Unlimited Email Boxes
  • RatePoint Customer Feedback Platform
The PersonalLogic plan is perfect for beginners yet robust enough for experienced Web professionals. Easy-to-use site-building tools will help you get your site up in no time!
WindowsLogic
  • 100 GB of Storage
  • 1000 GB of Transfer
  • FREE Domain & Setup
  • ASP.NET 2.0/3.0 with AJAX
  • CGI-BIN Support
  • Host Unlimited Domains
  • Fully Integrated Google Webmaster Tools
  • $50 Google Adwords Credit
  • $25 Yahoo!/Bing Search Credit
  • RatePoint Customer Feedback Platform
  • Free Yellowpages.com Listing
  • $50 Facebook Marketing Credit
The ideal solution for ASP and .NET users, the dynamic WindowsLogic plan includes everything

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